Buffalo Puerto Rican/Latino Community Organizations

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At the 2010 Census, the city’s population was 50.4% White (45.8% non-Hispanic White alone), 38.6% Black or African American, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.2% Asian, 3.9% from some other race and 3.1% from two or more races. 10.5% of the total population was Puerto Rican or Latino of any race.

We will have to wait until the 2020 Census to see what count they come up with regarding the Puerto Rican/Latino population. According to many of the local leaders, the numbers are always underestimated, or under-counted.

The fact is that since the early 1960s, there has been a large emergence of Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans, many attracted by the local colleges and universities, and many others coming from Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Latin America, and from New York City looking to make a better life.

Today, the Puerto Rican/Latino population in Buffalo & Erie County is estimated to be over 30,000, with over 13% of that population living in the city. Out of the 30,000, over 85% is Puerto Rican.

This poster is available, 13 x 19, send $12 payable to the Buffalo Latino Village, PO Box 742, Buffalo, NY 14209, or:

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A list of Buffalo Puerto Rican/Latino Community organizations, poster, 13 x 19.


(List in Progress, feel free to recommend individuals to add to this contact list)

Puerto Ricans/Latinos considered movers & shapers in the Buffalo & Erie County Community (Names & Contact number):

  1. Politics/Public Service – Hon. David Rivera: 716-851-5125 | drivera@city-buffalo.com
  2. Politics/Public Service – Hon. Jonathan Rivera: 716-885-9630 | riverajd@assembly.gov
  3. Politics/Community Activism – Roberto Quintana -716-316-8200 | quintana20@aol.com
  4. Culture/Music/Bomba – Beatriz Flores: 716-348-0156 |elbateyprcenter@gmail.com
  5. Heritage/Dance – MarCe Zerrate: 716-241-1510 | infor@amorandheritage.org
  6. Arts/Education – Michele Agosto: 716-228-7370 | magosto@buffaloschools.org
  7. Latino Veterans – Jose C. Pizarro: 716-207-7883 | roach14221@yahoo.com
  8. Latino Heritage/History – Casimiro Rodriguez: 716-912-3489 |cdr3455@gmail.com
  9. Community Activism/Climate Clange – Luz Velez: 716-392-5483 | sistervelez3@gmail.com
  10. Community Activism/Climate Change – Geovaira Hernandez:  hernan18@mycanisius.com
  11. Education/Youth Services/Columnist – Tania Rodriguez: 716-314-4519 | rodrigte@buffalostate.edu
  12. Homelessness/Migrants – Nadia Pizarro: 716-563-3675 | npizarro@lake-short.org
  13. Community/Government Activism – Christian Parra: 347-499-7892 | cparra@citizenactionny.org
  14. Publishing/Arts/Education  – Alberto O. Cappas: 646-248-2302 |latinovillage1@gmail.com
  15. Latin American Art & Craft – Santiago Masferrer: 716- 885-6343 | lacabuffalo@gmail.com
  16. Community Services/Events – Maritza Vega: 716-935-9773 | Emvega225@gmail.com
  17. Public Service/Community Events – Wilmer Olivencia: 716-578-6254 | wolivencia716@yahoo.com
  18. Housing Development – Jovino Morales: 716-715-5210 |jovinomorales@netscape.net
  19. Housing Advocacy/Columnist – Danah Aponte: 716-370-3614 | dinahdiana555@gmail.com
  20. Community Service/Latino Agency – Lucy Candelario: 716-845-6485 | lcandelario@thebellecenter.org
  21. Community Service/Latino Agency – Geno Russi: 716-856-7110 |erussi@hubwny.org
  22. Latino Senior Citizen Services – Benny Matta: 716-842-0172 | bmatta3@gmail.com

To locate and learn more about these Puerto Rican/Latino agencies or organizations, just click on the names:

Latino Housing Development Corporation

Latino Housing Development Corporation

Los Tainos Senior Citizens Center


Hispanics United of Buffalo

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Hispanic Heritage Council

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Hispanic Women’s League

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Father Belle Community Center

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Pucho Olivencia Community Center

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Panorama Hispano News

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La Ultima Hora Newspaper

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Buffalo Latino Village

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El Batey Dance Center

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El Museo

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Raices Theatre Company

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Buffalo Latino Online Art Gallery 

Puerto Rican Cultural Symbols

The Educational Pledge/La Promesa Educacional

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Puerto Rican/Latino Parade of Western New York 

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El Buen Amigo

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Amor and Heritage

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PODER: Latinos Unido (Latino students at SUNYAB)


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Latino Veterans Association of WNY

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